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day boy. -- birthday boy. >> enough of that. we're in the 60s. some low 70s out there this morning. going into the upper 80s. going to the upper 80s to around 90 degrees this afternoon. let's get you going here with a look at the day planner with temperatures this morning starting at 73 in town. 86 by noon. a mix of sun and clouds. by 5:00 87. there could be a stray storm but i'm not thinking rain chances are very high today. we did have some tremendous storms pop up right over parts of the district, fairfax county, southern montgomery. this is at 7:20 last night. it sat there for two, two and a half hours. this 19:20. barely moved and -- this is 9:20. barely moved and then it fell apart. your temperatures comfortable. we've got 67 for winchester. 68 in leesburg. also at andrews. warmer on the bay with a
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temperature in annapolis at 76. let's go to monika samtani with an update on time saver traffic. rock creek parkway is closed between broad branch and joyce street because of high water. in the meantime you want to choose an alternate route. on the northbound side of i-95 you see this yellow early morning delays into woodbridge. again at the fairfax county parkway. we'll take a live look there right now. there had been an accident along the right side. it's already looking better on the northbound side of i-95 as you pass 7100 up into springfield. let's go back over to our maps. this time we'll head out west. no problems to report coming in on the dulles toll road, from the airport, 66 in from manassas, centreville and fairfax. we'll take a live look right at 66 and the beltway. looking good here whether you're going through the beltway to annan dal or tie -- annandale or tysons or inside to the district. back to you. >> thanks, monika. the phrase that now being
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tossed around when it comes to the investigation of d.c. mayor vincent gray shadow campaign. >> the latest former gray campaign aide to plead guilty admits she helped run such a campaign. 9news now reporter delia goncalves is live outside the wilson building with more on the plea and its implications. good morning, delia. >> reporter: good morning, andre that. this is by far the most severe of the allegations we've seen connected to gray's campaign. his other two former campaign aides were in court, pled guilty to small offenses compared to what we're talking about here. $650,000 that was funneled to gray's campaign. gene harris pled guilty in federal court yesterday to using that money to help get mayor gray elected. allegedly buying yard signs, t-
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shirts, banners, laptops, even a p.a. system, that's what she pled guilty to in court. jeffrey thompson who allegedly written the checks but did not come up with the scheme. there's no indication that mayor gray had any knowledge of the plot. here what is -- here's what his public relations spokesperson said yesterday. >> as he relayed yesterday to "the washington post," he had no comment. >> reporter: again no comment even with the new developments? >> he had no comment as of yesterday to "the washington post." >> people don't know what to expect next. i think it's just a waiting game to see if is jeff thompson next. >> people should -- it's disturbing when it happens. >> reporter: a u.s. attorney released a statement saying this is not the only instance of corruption. it goes far beyond 2010. just how far back this
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corruption goes here in d.c., that coming up at 5:30. andrea, mike, back to you. >> thanks, delia. well, a massachusetts man linked to a terror plot here in washington plans to plead guilty next week. rezwan ferdaus has agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors. they say he was plotting to fly remote controlled model planes packed with explosives and slam them into the pentagon and capitol. agents arrested him last september. investigators say the public was never in any danger in this investigation. ferdaus is expected to get a 17- year sentence. investigators are now waiting for autopsy results to confirm how a reporter from the winchester star newspaper died. the fauquier county sheriff's deputies say the death of sarah greenhalgh is being treated as a homicide. her body was found monday inside her home in upperville, virginia. the home was on fire at the time. she started renting the home about a year ago. it sits by itself in the middle
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of the farm. the d.c. council is considering two proposals aimed at moving utility lines underground. council member mary cheh introduced a plan to designate underground utility districts in the city. the other proposal from council member jack evans would require pepco to come up with a feasibility plan on funding and implementing the project. the council says buried power lines would protect utility lines from future storms. pepco says burying lines would cost at least $5 billion. this may be a perfect definition to adding -- of adding insult to injury. if you live in maryland, you will get charged extra to offset the losses your power company suffered in the epic storm. the utility doesn't charge for the electricity itself. it charges a fee for delivering that power. and the companies are allowed in maryland to recoup the money they lost in the first 24 hours of the power outages. >> i wasn't aware of that.
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i think that's pretty unfair. >> not good. not good at all. that's not a good thing. i think i'll call pepco and asked them about that. >> the charge will probably work out to less than $1 a person and the added money will most likely be rolled into the delivery fee without an line item explaining it. >> it's the principle and it's not allowed to be done in virginia or the district. >> the virginia dominion power customer right here saying hi. 5:06. >> pepco saying at least not us this time. >> jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. we're watching your money on wall street. let's cover our eyes a little bit. we're in a little bit of a funk. stocks slipped for the fourth day in a row yesterday. latest problems. we're hearing disappointing profits in the technology sector and seeing a sharp drop
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in oil prices which is bad for some stocks. the dow stands this morning at 12,653, dropped 83 points in trading yesterday. nasdaq was down by 29, a loss of 1%. the s&p 500 was down by 11. we're helping you get hired. at&t is hiring for 50 full-time local positions. today it's holding a job fair at the hilton in crystal city. it takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. so break out your resumes. that is at 300 army-navy drive in arlington. talk about a reliable car. a 1966 volvo -- we're about to show it to you -- closing in on the three million mile mark. the owner says he paid -- [indiscernible] he coughed up an extra ten bucks for am and fm which was a big luxury and he's averaging
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about $100,000 -- 100,000 miles a year. that was his entire salary. >> it's a gorgeous car. >> it's in mint condition. >> it's gorgeous. >> our producer was saying you can't see it but the license plate, a million miler. i've never seen that design. >> volvo should turn that into a commercial. they're missing an opportunity. >> we don't want to miss any opportunities. what do you have to tell us in the next half-hour? >> we are in the heart of the summer concert season. we have a lot of them on the docket coming up. people are excited about it but you want to avoid some ticket scams because they're out there. we'll show you some of the big red flags you can find. scary moments on board an international flight heading through the washington area. that story is coming up. >> plus, more than a year after their voices led to a revolution, we'll tell you why protesters are now back in
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kiro's -- in cairo's tahrir square. we'll tell you more about the all-star game and how the nationals players did.
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60s and 70s to start. it's a little muggy once again but it is not raining. still some water left over in areas from yesterday evening's rain. let's talk about the day today because we are looking at a mix of sun and clouds. temperatures climbing pretty quickly into the 80s here later this morning. in fact mid-80s by lunch time. we'll see highs in the upper 80s to near 90 with an east wind at a 5 to 10 miles an hour and a slight chance of a
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thunderstorm. time for monika. she's going to give us an update on the morning commute. there's accident cleanup on the northbound side of i-95 in virginia just past lorton road toward 7100 along the right side. that's what's causing this delay. in my next report i'll have details on that and other area roads at 5:18. making news now at 5:11, a flight from north carolina to italy made an emergency landing in philadelphia last night. flight 7:20 was headed from charlotte to rome when five crew members became nauseous from an odor in the cabin. the crew members were sent to the hospital for obvious vision. no word yet on -- observation. no worth yesterday on what caused the odor. thousands of protesters take the side of egypt's new president. they gathered to voice their support for recalling parliament. the president morsi recalled -- [ inaudible ] a minor's -- minors
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protested joined by other demonstrators. they believe a cut in subsidies is the first step toward putting them out of work in spain. spain faces cuts because of the acceptance after euro zone bailout. the real job is museum workers but apparently there's suologyists, too. we're -- zoologists, too we're talking about workers being little moms to ducklings on the roof of their building. one county chairperson will call for an investigation into the 911 outages during our epic storm. >> howard is back at 5:15 with the seven-day forecast. keep it right here. we'll be right back.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now. he's older but not necessarily wiser. >> that is true. >> here's howard bernstein with our forecast. >> i never claimed to be a wise guy. just a little older. weather wise we're looking okay this morning. we've got partly cloudy skies. the storms from yesterday evening that fell over just some local areas, that lasts about two, two and a half hours, dumped some heavy rain and just fell apart. hopefully didn't cause you too much issue yesterday evening. let's get you moving with a look at our day plan other this wednesday morning. we've got a mix of clouds and sun expected today. a stray storm possible in consume of spots. best chance will be well north and west of d.c. i think up toward the northern shenandoah
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valley and the mountains. by noon mid-80s. we'll top out in the upper 80s to near 90. yesterday we did get to 90. we should be close to that today. easterly winds at 5 to 10 miles an hour. looking at the radar this morning, it is quiet in town. south of us, well south of us once again through the carolinas, southeast and southwest virginia seeing some showers and thunderstorms. for us it's just a muggy morning. humidity high once again but we fall into the mid-60s in laytonsville. it's 68 in centreville and manassas. haymarket not reporting this morning. hopefully we'll get them back shortly. 68 from baden in southern prince george's county with a 71 in college park. as we look outside on our michael & son weather camera, we're in tysons corner. just starting to see light in the eastern horizon. sunrise about 35 or 0 minutes away. traffic -- or 40 minutes away. traffic flowing on the beltway and also i believe this is the toll road here. 69 degrees with a dew point giving us humidity of 87% with 73 being reported right now at
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reagan national. temperatures today across the country, the real hot stuff is going to be out west of the rockies. much of the country seasonably warm. look at these temps in the south. only 84 in jackson, mississippi in july. lots of showers and storms for them. out west there is your 100. even in idaho we're over 100 degrees today. showers and storms, numerous across the south from the gulf coast and texas going back to the deep south. we had a lot of activity yesterday afternoon and evening. diminished somewhat during the overnight but still storms going pretty strong there in western north carolina this morning as that boundary is down there. not moving much. in fact, i don't expect to see much activity today although a stray storm can't be ruled out. you see the elevation, the mountainous areas are going to have a better chance than around here. tonight partly cloudy. then tomorrow again a mix of sun and clouds. looks like up in the mountains of pennsylvania much better chance we'll see something on thursday but i do think by friday a few more storms work their way toward us.
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so your forecast 89 today. stray storm. partly sunny skies. tonight we'll be back in the low 70s in town. 60s north and west. near 90 tomorrow. 90 friday. could be a couple of storms friday. the heat is going to creep back over the weekend. 92 saturday. some afternoon storms. sunday 94. then mid-90s as we head into early next week. 5:18. monika samtani coming in now with another look at time saver traffic. look at this video. we just got this in. what it is a tree leaning from one embassy to the other embassy. we've been making our phone calls trying to figure out -- the tree crews have been notified. we're trying to figure out who is responsible and when they're going to reopen the road. a very large tree from one embassy's property leaning on the building of another embassy. you want to avoid that rock creek parkway in that area might be your better option. we'll keep you posted on the
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situation. beach drive by the way is closed still between broad branch and joyce street because of the storms that came through. still some flooding problems there. on the northbound side of i-95, the accident north of lorton was cleared to the right side but take a look at these delays on the northbound side. already very heavy trying to get toward newington. i'll have more traffic coming up in my next report at 5:24. >> thanks, monika. it may not count in the standings but a world series advantage rests on the outcome. >> we'll show you how the three representatives from the nationals did in last night's all-star game. there he is, bryce harper. that's coming up in sports. another look at our question of the morning. a recent survey suggests when women want to feel better they eat this. is it a, ice cream, b, brownies, or c, mac and cheese? >> yolanda says all of the above. a, b, c. >> log on to the wusa9 facebook fan page and leave your
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it's 5:22 right now. we'll have a mix of sun an clouds. temperatures in the 60s and 70s to start. by 9:00, 9:15 we'll be in the 70s, even near 80 in spots. so a warm, kind of muggy morning out there. for lunch time we'll be in the mid-80s in town. still 78 in win chester.
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notice the radar look is pretty dry here with just some isolated storms well north and west this afternoon. back to you. >> thank you, howard. if you put your all in when it comes to the nationals. if you're really on the band wagon, you can plan on the first two games of the world series being right here in washington. >> that's thanks to a shutout in the all-star game. kristen berset has highlights in your morning sports. good morning, everybody. major league baseball's all- star game isn't just about seeing which league is better than the other. it's not just about seeing the biggest and brightest stars in the game even though those both are great but the winning side gets home field advantage in the world series. the festivities taking place at kaufman stadium in kansas city. bryce harper and stephen strasburg both making their first appearance. justin verlander got the start for the american league and got
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roughed up. he didn't get any help on defense. derek jeter throws it in the dirt. five runs came to plate in the 1st. yikes. gio worked a perfect inning with a strikeout. he gives jeeter the groundout. stephen strasburg struggled a little bit as well but a double play after giving up a leadoff single. he got out of the inning unscathed as well. bryce harper, though, he didn't fair as well. walked in the first at-bat, struck out in the second. also misplayed a ball in the outfield and in the end the national league shuts out the american league 8-0 the final. think if the nationals are in the world series, they get home field advantage. also last night's mvp is melky cabrera from the san francisco giants. i'm kristen berset. that's a quick look at sports. have a great wednesday. there was an illegal shadow campaign to get d.c. mayor vincent gray into office. more on that storying up. in our next your money
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segment, how to avoid getting scammed while you're trying to score concert tickets or game tickets. we'll tell you about that at 5:25. here's monika with more on the problems we're facing on the roads. >> we sure are. police are now reporting an accident on the outer loop of the beltway between connecticut avenue and i-270. here at georgia avenue still looks good in silver spring. i'll have more on the accident coming up in my next report at 5:29. you're watching 9news now. we'll be back in a couple minutes.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now. happy wednesday. i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. happy birthday to howard bernstein. here's monika samtani. she has traffic momentarily. >> here he is, the old guy. >> thank you very much. weather wise, let's talk about today. kind of a neat shot.
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we have a mix of clouds and breaks in there. we have a cool sky overhead. temperatures in town are running in the low 70s. had tremendous downpours yesterday evening across parts of fairfax, the district, son montgomery and even into -- southernment gomry and even into -- montgomery and even into privilege george's. mid-80s by noon. yesterday we didn't have much in the way of showers and storms. they were fairly isolated but look how this one just kind of blew up here at 7:20. at 9:20 it's barely budged. that's why some of the rain totals approach 3 inches and by 10:30 it was gone. this morning partly cloudy skies. temperatures in the 60s and low 70s but mid-70s along the bay in annapolis. cambridge 70. leesburg this morning along with gaithersburg 68. so again a mix of sun and clouds. your highs upper 80s and even
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touching 90 in manassas. let's go to monika at 5:29. beach drive between broad branch and joyce street is shut down because of flooding with the storms that we had last night. you want to keep that in mind for your travel plans. on the outer loop of the beltway after connecticut avenue but before 270 you want to watch out for the accident. police are just headed that way so we'll give you lane information as soon as that comes in. let's take a look at 270 on the southbound side. not looking bad at all at route 109. maybe a little slow out of frederick. once you hit this spot, you're fine heading into germantown and rockville. this time all the way down to southern maryland. all of these corridors are great. incident free out of brandywine and accokeek, 210 to orkson hill and across the -- ox why hill and -- oxon hill and across the wilson bridge. there had been an accident in newington so it's going to be slow through. 395 still good through the 14th street bridge. another look at area roads at
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5:39. our epic storm is going to be the center of conversation today at a meeting of the metropolitan washington council of governments. >> the chair of fairfax county's board of supervisors wants a regional investigation of 911 service outages. they have faulted verizon for not communicating about the problem. the backup systems at verizon's main 911 regional facility in arlington failed. and some customers couldn't get through to 911 until four days after the storms. today a special storm debris pickup starts in montgomery county. county residents can leave tree limbs along the 217 snowplow routes. just make sure the limbs and branches do not block sidewalks, driveways or the roads. you can also continue putting debris in trash cans or drop it off at the shady grove processing facility and transfer station in durwood, maryland. the 2010 d.c. mayoral campaign was corrupt based on
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admissions of form -- add misses a former d.c. aide made yesterday. delia goncalves is live at the wilson building with more. the testimony was something. >> reporter: it certainly was. this is just getting bigger and bigger as this investigation continues. this now makes the third person connected to mayor gray's campaign in 2010 to plead guilty to federal violations. but this by far, mike, is the most egregious. we're talking more than $650,000 that was secretly funneled to the campaign. gene harris is 75 years old, admitted to passing that money along, but she told the court her former boss and d.c. businessman jeff thompson funded the scheme. he has not been charged but his office and his home were raided by the f.b.i.
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d.c.'s u.s. attorney ron manchen says this corruption goes way back, as far back as 2001. >> the 2010 mayoral election was corrupted by massive infusion of cash and was illegally concealed from the voters of the district. >> it speaks to corruption in elections that's far beyond what anybody realized. i think it's safe to say the candidates who received these donations did not realize it could be coming from straw donors. and it's just going to take time to rebuild that trust. >> reporter: absolutely. it will take a long time to rebuild trust in the wilson building here. but the big question is how did mayor gray not know this was happening? we're talking more than $650,000. how did he not know? however, there's no indication in open court or in a document that we poured through that gray is implicated or that he had any knowledge of this plot
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being carried out. and he still says no comment in regard to that. mike, back to you. >> thank you, delia. delia is live outside the wilson building this morning. arlington county police say they are following several leads in their search for a hit- and-run driver who killed a pedestrian. the victim was found about this time yesterday morning on the southbound side of route 110. investigators believe 62-year- old robert shepherd was hit while he was in the middle of the road. he is from lawrence, massachusetts. his girlfriend there had reported shepherd missing about two weeks ago. a settlement could be in the works to end a bitter dispute in woodbridge, virginia. under the possible settlement, some families would be allowed to return to their homes in the holly acres mobile park home. prince william county declared the place uninhabitable last fall after floods from tropical storm lee. ever since that the county and owner of holly acres have been fighting over the owner's efforts to rebuild. the fault line that caused
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last august's earthquake in louisa county, virginia is going to be entered into the record books soon. the u.s. geological survey plans to map that fault within the next ten days and that will allow the agency to determine better the region's earthquake risk in years to come. 5:35. time for another your money report. >> consumer news time. what do we start with? >> we're talking about ticket scams. tickets to the hot summer concerts can be incredibly difficult to snag. consider this. floor seats for madonna's world tour at some venues are going for thousands of dollars each on stub hub and itself disration to get those in demand tickets can lead consumers to some pretty bad places. we're talking companies or websites where they wouldn't otherwise be doing business. you may be unfamiliar with the rules or you could respond to online classified that are often buyer beware. the national consumers league is urging ticket shoppers to avoid getting starry eyed over what looks like a great deal. here are some considerations to keep in mind before you click
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that buy button. note the url before making a purchase. scammers can set up fake websites. buy tickets with a credit card for added fraud protection. be prepared for additional fees like shipping or convenience charges on top of the ticket price. and read the fine print on a ticket. if it's will call or paperless ticket, tikd holders may be required -- ticket holders may be required to present the purchasing credit card and photo i.d. for admission and can be nontransperrable. it's especially important if the tickets are a gift or purchased on behalf of someone else. also know the vendor's guarantee policy. retail sites will often replace or refund a ticket if customers receive the wrong tickets, fake tickets or if an event is canceled. you don't want to be spending hundreds of dollars on something, show up and find out it's bogus. >> it's amazing that scams are coming to my cell phone and some of my other personal devices on a daily basis. >> the stakes are high. can you imagine paying $1,000
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for a madonna ticket? >> not even on a good day. >> i'm not going to comment on how much i would or would not pay. >> i love ma don that but that's nutty. >> i don't so i wouldn't. a local food pantry gets an amazing response to its call for help after our devastating storm. ?gw?qyjw
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it is 5:39. another muggy, sticky morning out here, at least in northwest. we had the heavy rain. some places had nearly 3 inches of rain of yesterday evening's isolated thunderstorms and this morning it's a little bit on the humid side. looking at your day planner, we're expecting temperatures starting from the 60s and 70s to make it into the mid-80s by lunch time. a mix of clouds and sunshine. just a stray storm possible. monika, over to you. thank you so much, howard. if you are planning to head to the beltway, here's what it looks like at the american legion bridge. not bad at all crossing the
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river here. but if you are planning to take beach drive, it is closed between broad branch and joyce street with high standing water. i'll be back with more coming up at 5:49. i've been combing through the day's daily deals to find you some deep discounts. my favorites today, we're going to start with a fun one on google offers. on august 25 at the d.c. fair ground cross is that area right -- fair grounds which is that area right by the park, there is the food truck fest. you'll pay $42. that's a good deal. is running what it is calling the biggest sale ever. for example, selling t-shirts from $4.99. you'll find big discounts on a wide variety of items. best has quite the deal on a laptop, too. this is the toshiba satellite
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laptop, $269.99 and free shipping and online only deal for that one. if you have an offer you've seen or you're a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i would love to hear from you on facebook. i will send it over to andrea. many of us had to toss out the food in our refrigerator because of the storm power outages. >> huge storm, tons of outages. that issue multiplied for area food banks. our daily bread is thanking people who gave almost $5,000 in emergency donations to help out that cause. the group is based in fairfax, virginia. it recently sent out an s.o.s. asking for help so they could help struggling families who lost food that spoiled when the power went out. the response they got was overwhelming. >> this community despite all the issues that we faced, no power, not being able to get out of your house sometimes, that they would take the time to take care of one of their neighbors in need in addition to dealing with their issues, it just makes my heart sing. >> the need was significant.
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our daily bread can always use donations. if you'd like to help them and their clients recover from the storm, log on to their website dat house is expected to pass a -- today the house is expected to pass a peel which would repeal -- pass a bill which would repeal president obama's health care law. 5:42, happy birthday time. designer giorgio armani is 78. csi new york actress keel ya ward is 56. happy birthday to our director scott reuben. jessica's daughter sophia turns 7. happy birthday. and last but definitely not least howard bernstein, our meteorologist, happy 46 to him. if it's your birthday, happy
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birthday, everybody.
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hello. welcome back to 9news now. 5:46 on this wednesday morning. 5:46. that number 46. >> who's 46 today? >> him. >> oh. hi, howard. happy birthday. >> i should have taken the day off. weather wise, it's going to be another warm day. seasonably warm. highs upper 80s to near 90 degrees. your day planner, one thing we had yesterday, these isolated storms. they were isolated. they just hit a very populated area yesterday evening. some spots got close to 3 inches in about 3 hours. that's why we had flooding issues yesterday in the evening. 79 degrees by 9:00. by noon we'll be in the middle 80s already. as we head toward 5:00, upper 80s, near 90 for the high. there's a slight chance of a thunderstorm today, although i only think it's about 20%, 30%. looking at the radar, everything is down south of us.
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this is where it was yesterday morning. in fact, even farther south than yesterday morning. temperatures have fallen into the 60s in many areas. nice. 66 in reston right now along with manassas. it's 70 in rockville. 70 in leesburg. 70 also in alexandria. columbia this morning 69. we're looking outside. here in northwest d.c., what a pretty sky on our michael & son weather camera. got good colors a few minutes after sunrise. humidity way up. it is muggy. 87%. and a northeasterly wind right about 6 miles an hour at the moment. they're going to be out of the east 5 to 10 today. normal temperatures for much of the country although look at nashville, jackson, atlanta only in the 80s thanks to all the showers and storms expected there. the big heat has now moved west from phoenix all the way up toward the interior northwest into idaho where they'll be in the low 80s in -- low00s in boise. scattered showers and storms in the rockies.
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the rain has helped the situation in denver with the fires. we've got areas in texas, down through the deep south, the gulf coast, dealing with numerous showers and storms. yesterday afternoon look how many areas are seeing heavy rains. this morning a lot of the heavy rains are confined to the carolinas but you add the daytime heating and we'll pop more showers and storms, especially to the south where our future cast shows once again down in the carolinas we'll see a lot of showers and storms. here we're at 11:00. we'll head into the afternoon hours. scattered showers north and west here mid afternoon across area in pennsylvania, western maryland, stray storm near us. tomorrow i think it's drier even and friday some storms return. so the forecast not much change here. # 9 today and tomorrow. -- # 9 today and tomorrow. stray -- 8 -9d 9 today and tomorrow. by friday 90ish with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. then the heat creeps back.
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low 90s saturday with some afternoon storms. sunday 94 with afternoon storms. and again storms monday. a little hotter, into the middle 90s. 5:48. monika samtani, time saver traffic. we've got some road issues from last night's rains. we do. there's a leaning tree on waterside drive and massachusetts avenue. we're just areaing d.c. d.o.t. is sending the tree crews. hopefully that should reopen shortly. on the outer loop of the beltway just past georgia avenue, the accident was moved to the shoulder but probably left a little slower than normal traffic past georgia avenue. it's going to be slow across the stretch on the outer loop. 270 southbound still looks okay. a little slow out of frederick and germantown. let's go outside live at georgia avenue on the outer loop of the beltway. again some brake lights former here. if you're planning to head over to the other side of town, let's take a look on the west side. no problems to report on 66 as you come in from manassas or the toll road coming in from sterling as you head over for
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tysons corner and the beltway. we'll take a live look outside once again. if you're planning to head here, this is 66 right at the beltway. still looking good as you head towards falls church and the district. in my next report we'll take another look at area roads at 6:00. they are taking the phrase "if at first you don't succeed" to a whole new left. the house of representatives expected to vote on a bill for the 31st time now to repeal the affordable health care act. >> knowing the outcome, too. republican congressmen spent tuesday's debate time calling the 2-year-old law a threat to the nation's economic recovery. >> reporter: republicans in the house will vote today to overturn the affordable care act, something they've done before. >> the american people do not want to go down the path of obama care. that's why we've voted over 30 times to repeal it, to fund it, replace it. >> reporter: democrats say the vote is just for show. >> it is political theater and puts political gains ahead of
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the health of the nation's citizens. >> reporter: but republicans insist they're listening to their constituents. >> we in the house majority elected in 2010 precisely to overturn and replace this law are expressing the will of the american people. >> reporter: the house is expected to pass the bill today and then it moves over to the senate side of the capitol where democrats are in the majority. that means it is practically dead on arrival. >> we are hoping to have a chance to vote on repealing obama care again. >> reporter: according to president obama, health care reform is here to stay but he did offer to work with republicans to make some changes. >> i will work with anybody to improve the health care law where we can, but this law is here to stay. >> reporter: but republicans say there will be no compromise. >> we're going to do everything we can to stop this. >> reporter: that, democrats say, is part of the problem accusing the g.o.p. of not offering an alternative. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. virginia governor bob
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mcdonnell is telling legislators he needs more information before the state can respond to the u.s. supreme court's decision upholding health care reform. governor mcdonnell wants to wait before deciding if a state health benefit system or a federal one is best for the commonwealth. the government says he needs more answers from president obama. here's what else is making news this morning at 5:52. itself most destructive wildfire in -- the most destructive wildfire in colorado state history has now been fully contained after three week it is erupted. the waldo canyon fire killed 2 people and destroyed 250 homes. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. the family of the late penn state football coach joe paterno says he did not cover up convicted child molester jerry sandusky or try to prevent a proper investigation. the family's statement came after former f.b.i. director louie freeh will release his findings into the investigation of the scandal
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tomorrow. archaeologists in mexico city have uncovered a burial site that dates before the arrival of humans in this homes fear. -- this hemisphere. it predates the aztecs settling in this area. 5:53. we'll take another look at our question of the morning. a recent survey suggests when women want to feel better, they eat this. is it a, ice cream, b, brownies, or c, mac and cheese. >> one of our facebook friends caroline wrote, i would say ice cream and brownies with syrup. who in the world put mac and cheese on the survey? >> log on to the wusa9 facebook fan page. leave your response. we'll reveal the answer in about an hour. a former campaign aide to d.c. mayor vincent gray admits taking part in an illegal shadow campaign. that story is coming up. >> on the lighter side, we'll tell you about some duckling
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morning. had isolated storms but the one isolated one dropped severallisms of rain -- several inks of rain. this morning a -- inches of rain. this morning a mix of clouds and sunshine. 60s and 70s to start. by 9:15 we'll be near 80 degrees. 79, 78 in frederick. still low 70s in the shenandoah valley. toward lunch time we're in the 80s here. this afternoon upper 80s, even near 90 with just a say shower possible driving home -- stray shower possible driving home but still in the mid-80s. there's a secret hidden in the nation's capital protected by all possible threats by a handful of well connected people. >> here's a hint. if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, you know the rest. stacey cohan has the story. >> reporter: halfway between the capitol and the white house in the heart of one of the most powerful cities in the world are a handful of the most
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powerless creatures. >> these are my friends. >> reporter: a flock of ducklings arrived on the rooftop of the newseum sometime in june. their mom flew the coup. there was about a dozen but some birds of prey found the orphans easy pickings. enter the newseum staff. they adopted the little wad letters and built them this penthouse suite. it's even equipped with a baby pool and a ramp. they dine on the scraps of senators, the castoffs of newscasters and the freedom forum folks are devoted to the ducks' survival. calls were made to wildlife agencies, but the abandoned animals apparently don't rank as a real emergency. but here at the newseum they
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are headline news. there was a thought to posting a duckling cam and streaming the effort online but right now they are comfortable with their clandestine status. after all, they do have one of the best views in town. in washington, i'm stacey cohan. thank you for watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. good morning. >> good morning. i'm mike hydeck. the ducks refused an interview. did you notice that? they didn't want to talk in that story. hello, monika samtani. how are you? >> i'm good. right now howard bernstein has our weather first. we have a nice start to the day after tremendous storms. locally tremendous storms. a lot of people saying what storms? well, it fell right over d.c. into fairfax county, prince george's county. one to three inches in three hours. we've got a few high clouds out there making for a pretty sky this morning as we look outside. temperature at national 74. 86 by noon with a high today upper 80s to


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